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Duke University Libraries, British Romantic Literature

Works from and about the British Romantic era of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, from the holdings of the Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The collection is espec ially rich in the works of Lord Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, including some unique copies, but also includes significant editions of works by Leigh Hunt, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley, Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, and others. Many items in the colle...



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by Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834; Riverside Press (Cambridge, Mass.)
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"Five hundred and forty copies printed at the Riverside Press Cambridge."
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by McKay, William Darling, 1844-1924; Roberts, W. (William), 1862-1940
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"Exhibits at the Royal Academy": p. [313]-319
Topics: Hoppner, John, 1758-1810, Portraits
Duke University Libraries, British Romantic Literature
by Foster, J. J. (Joshua James), 1847-1923; Tilt, A. P
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Illus. by A.P. Tilt, Sir Antonio More, Janet, [etc.]
Topics: Miniature painting, Miniature painting, Painters
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by Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
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The life of Lord Byron: p. v-xliii
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by Polidori, John William, 1795-1821; Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824; Mitford, John, 1782-1831
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The "Extract of a letter to the editor" (p. [v]-xvi) and "Extract of a letter, containing an account of Lord Byron's residence in the island of Mitylene" (p. [73]-84) have been ascribed to John Mitford, R. N. cf. British Museum Catalogue and Notes & queries, 3d ser., v.7, p. 201
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by Combe, William, 1742-1823; Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
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Originally published in 24 monthly parts, 1814-16
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Topic: Dance of death
Duke University Libraries, British Romantic Literature
by Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
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First American edition
Duke University Libraries, British Romantic Literature
by Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
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First published, London, 1817. cf. Wise, T.J. Byron, vol. 1, p. 120-123
In 3 parts, each with special t.-p. Pages partly blank
Topics: St. Paul's Cathedral (London, England), genealogy
Duke University Libraries, British Romantic Literature
by Tymms, W. R. (William Robert); Wyatt, M. Digby (Matthew Digby), Sir, 1820-1877
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Illustrated t.-p. in colors
Topics: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Alphabets, Initials
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by Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822
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Originally published in 1818 as "Laon and Cythna," subsequently withdrawn and altered, and reissued with a new title and 26 cancel leaves. cf. T.J. Wise's "A Shelley Library."
Topics: Monasteries, Church buildings, genealogy
Duke University Libraries, British Romantic Literature
by Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834
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Poems by Wordsworth and Coleridge
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by Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850; Moxon, Edward, 1801-1858
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Added illus. t.-p.: The poetical works of William Wordsworth, dated 1847
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by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834
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Originally issued in 28 parts, from June 1, 1809 to March 15, 1810
Topics: Philosophy, Ethics, Political science
Contains passages supposedly taken from Byron's unpublished memoirs (p. 19-21, 165-167) and an article about his published letters (p. 41-42)
Topic: Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
v.1. Juvenile poems. Poems collected in 1796-1797. Sonnets. Miscellaneous poems (1794-1797).-v.2. Poems published in 1798. Sibylline leaves. Epigrams.-v.3. The fall of Robespierre. Translation of Schiller's "Wallenstein."-v.4. Remorse: a tragedy. Zapolys, a Christmas tale
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by Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824; Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. Armenian exercises and poetry
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Translations from Armenian literature into English and from his poetry into Armenian, accompanied in each case by the original text
Topics: Armenian language, Armenian literature, English poetry
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by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834; Ashe, T. (Thomas), 1836-1889; Campbell, James Dykes, 1838-1895
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Interleaved, and with many ms. notes by the editor
Includes index
Topics: Christ's Hospital (London, England), Royal Hospitals (London, England), Franciscans, Monasteries
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by Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
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Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, Aa-Gg⁴, 2H-2O⁴ (-20₄)
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by Dawe, George, 1781-1829; Foster, J. J. (Joshua James), 1847-1923
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Appendices: A. Brief description of several Morland's best works not generally known / by W. Collins -- B. Engravings after the works of George Morland -- C. Titles of the principal paintings by or attributed to George Morland, sold at Messrs. Christie's from 1893 to 1903 -- D. Engravings after G. Morland, sold at Messrs. Christie's 1893 to 1903 inclusive
Topic: Morland, George, 1763-1804
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by Britton, John, 1771-1857
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Each volume has special and engraved title pages
Topics: Cathedrals, Church architecture
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by Britton, John, 1771-1857
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Each volume has special and engraved title pages
Topics: Cathedrals, Church architecture
Duke University Libraries, British Romantic Literature
by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834; Ashe, T. (Thomas), 1836-1889; Campbell, James Dykes, 1838-1895
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Interleaved, and with many ms. notes by the editor
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by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834; Coleridge, Henry Nelson, 1798-1843; McVickar, John, 1787-1868
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Printed in New York
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by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834; Coleridge, Ernest Hartley, 1846-1920
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Includes indexes
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by Foster, J. J. (Joshua James), 1847-1923; Cooper, Samuel, 1609-1672
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Title vignette
Topics: Cooper, Samuel, 1609-1672, Miniature painting, Painters
v.1. Juvenile poems. Poems collected in 1796-1797. Sonnets. Miscellaneous poems (1794-1797).-v.2. Poems published in 1798. Sibylline leaves. Epigrams.-v.3. The fall of Robespierre. Translation of Schiller's "Wallenstein."-v.4. Remorse: a tragedy. Zapolys, a Christmas tale
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by Reynolds, George W. M. (George William MacArthur), 1814-1879
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In ten parts, bound in paper wrappers, paged continously
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by Southey, Robert, 1774-1843; Southey, Charles Cuthbert, b. 1818 or 19
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Extracts from six volumes bound in 2 parts
Topic: Southey, Robert, 1774-1843
Duke University Libraries, British Romantic Literature
by Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822
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by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834
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Title from caption
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by Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834
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By Wordsworth and Coleridge
Issued in 28 parts, from June 1, 1809, to March 15, 1810, and numbered 1 to 27. The issue dated January 11, 1810, considered as a supernumerary essay, is not numbered
Topics: Philosophy, Ethics, Political science
Duke University Libraries, British Romantic Literature
by Britton, John, 1771-1857
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Each volume has special and engraved title pages
Topics: Cathedrals, Church architecture
Duke University Libraries, British Romantic Literature
by Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822
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by Southey, Robert, 1774-1843
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Signatures: 3 leaves unsigned, a-c , B-L
Topic: George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Duke University Libraries, British Romantic Literature
by Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824; Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. Two Foscari. 1821; Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. Cain. 1821
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This edition is known to exist in two states. In one state, the first fly-title (p. [1]) reads "Sardanapalus." In the second state, the first fly-title reads "Sardanapalus, a tragedy."
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by Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822; Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851
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Pref. signed: Mary W. Shelley
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by Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
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by Britton, John, 1771-1857
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Each volume has special and engraved title pages
Topics: Cathedrals, Church architecture
Topics: Philosophy, Ethics, Political science
The suppressed first edition which was re-issued later the same year, with some changes, under title: The revolt of Islam
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by Southey, Robert, 1774-1843
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Poem
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by Britton, John, 1771-1857
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Each volume has special and engraved title pages
Topics: Cathedrals, Church architecture
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by Combe, William, 1742-1823; Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827; Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856; Riviere & Son. DLC; A. Edward Newton Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Caption title: Doctor Syntax in London
Topic: Combe, William, 1742-1823
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by Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859
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Title from caption
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by Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834; Harper, Henry Howard, 1871-1953; Garnett, Richard, 1835-1906; Bibliophile Society (Boston, Mass.)
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Engraved t.-p. and added t.-p
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by Britton, John, 1771-1857
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Each volume has special and engraved title pages
Topics: Cathedrals, Church architecture
Duke University Libraries, British Romantic Literature
by Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
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First edition. Wise, v. 1, p. 50
Topics: Greek literature, Modern, English literature
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by Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770; Sharpe, Lancelot, 1775-1851; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834
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Added t.-p., engraved with vignette
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by Southey, Robert, 1774-1843
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Topic: Roderick, King of the Visigoths, d. 711?
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by Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
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On spine: Ld Byron's poems. Childe Harold
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by Southey, Robert, 1774-1843; Southey, Charles Cuthbert, b. 1818 or 19
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Extracts from six volumes bound in 2 parts
Topic: Southey, Robert, 1774-1843
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by Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
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Three of the poems, Address to a child, The mother's return, and The cottager to the infant, are by Dorothy Wordsworth
Three of the poems, Address to a child, The mother's return, and The cottager to the infant, are by Dorothy Wordsworth
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Plates accompanied by descriptive text in English and French
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by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834
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Caption title
Topics: Encyclopaedia metropolitana, Methodology, Classification of sciences
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by Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850
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Topic: Heraldry
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by Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
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Printer's imprint of Thomas Davison, Whitefriars
The Farewell to England was repudiated by Byron as spurious, in a letter to Murray, dated July 22, 1816. cf. Byron's works. Poetry. London : [s.n.], 1900. v. 3, p. XX
Issued in 28 parts, from June 1, 1809, to March 15, 1810, and numbered 1 to 27. The issue dated January 11, 1810, considered as a supernumerary essay, is not numbered
Topics: Philosophy, Ethics, Political science
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by Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
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Mathews, Byron, 387
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by Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
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Printer's imprint of Thomas Davison, Whitefriars
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by Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822
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Added engraved t.p.: Queen Mab : a philosophical poem / by Percy Bysshe Shelley. New York : Printed and sold by J. Baldwin, 1821
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by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834; Coleridge, Henry Nelson, 1798-1843
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Differs slightly from the first edition as described by Wise, in that it lacks the printer's imprint on verso of t.-p. of v. 1-2
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Literature
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by Chamberlaine, John, F.S.A; Lodge, Edmund, 1756-1839; George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
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This is evidently an imitation of a similar edition by Chamberlaine published first in 1792 and in inferior form in 1812. The plates are stipple engravings, printed in colors, and are by various engravers, only two being by F. Bartolozzi. Of the original edition all but four were by Bartolozzi
Topics: Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543, Drawing